Econazole (e-KONE-a-zole) belongs to the family of medicines called antifungals, which are used to treat infections caused by a fungus. They work by killing the fungus or preventing its growth.
Econazole cream is applied to the skin to treat fungus infections. These include: § ringworm of the body (tinea corporis); § ringworm of the foot (tinea pedis; athlete's foot); § ringworm of the groin (tinea cruris; jock itch); § tinea versicolor (sometimes called ``sun fungus''); and § certain other fungus infections, such as Candida (Monilia) infections.
Econazole is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Topical § Cream (U.S)